Over 15 years ago I became a patient of Dr. Ashley when he was at his old north PB office by Gold’s Gym, and stayed on with him during his move to Mission Valley. Back then I was still feeling the effects of getting thrown off a horse and having my car rear-ended that had happened ten years beforehand. My MRI indicated bulges in two of my discs, as well as neck whiplash. I had sciatic nerve and lower back pain and discomfort. When I first saw Dr. Ashley for my condition, I immediately felt comfortable with him and knew that he really cared about my physical and emotional well-being. I had been to a few other chiropractors before, but he was the first one to be able to adjust my neck, enabling me to experience relief and increased mobility. He also gave me exercises to complete, and later on referred me to the personal trainer Noelle, who helped me with strength training and movement. After continued chiropractic care, Dr. Ashley recommended that I undergo a standing MRI in order to assess my progress. I was astounded when I learned that the new MRI results showed that I no longer had bulges in my discs. My chiropractic care could move into a period of maintenance and support rather than focusing solely on ‘healing’ my injuries. When I became pregnant with my first son more than 11 years ago, I was very worried about an increase in my pain and discomfort. I had heard many stories from pregnant friends whose physical ailments intensified, and some who endured lower back and hip pain for the first time. To my surprise, I learned Dr. Ashley can easily perform manipulations on pregnant women. I maintained my adjustments every two weeks before I delivered, and RARELY had any back or hip issues, or spike in my pain. Without being under Dr. Ashley’s care during that pregnancy and the following one, I truly believe that I would have experienced a lot more discomfort and pain. A true testament to my commitment to chiropractic care is that my sons, now ages 10 and 8, also receive chiropractic adjustments with Dr. Ashley. He assesses their needs and carefully adjusts them. If he determines that they do not require adjustments during their appointments, then he will not do any manipulations. Additionally, throughout the years, the office staff has become like family to me. They have gotten to know me and my children very well. The staff reminds me about appointments, and when I have a flare-up or require immediate attention, they ensure that I get seen by Dr. Ashley at his very earliest convenience. I feel grateful for everything that Dr. Ashley and his staff – Anna, Heather, Kyla and Liz – do for me and their other patients every month, and I am happy to refer my friends and family to them. Without their care, attention to detail and support, I know that my health and overall well-being would be very different than it is today. With much appreciation and gratitude to them, I write this story of success. -Stacie Bresler-Reinstein-
I was having pain on my right arm and neck area, as well as my upper back. My right arm would go numb at times and I wouldn’t be able to use it. I was in severe pain. I called the Office and the same day I as seen by Dr. Herfindahl. He started therapy that same day and about the third week I was almost to my normal self again. Now I am pain free and I’m able to go about my day as if nothing had happened.
Dr. Herfindahl, Liz and Heather have made this a wonderful experience. Every visit they make me feel at home. They take care of me right away. I will surely keep coming back to them. Thank you guys for making me feel like family. I will keep on recommending you guys to my co-workers and family.
When I first saw him I had neck, arm and lower back pain along with a hiatal hernia. I am improving everyday but I am definitely a work in progress.
I have recommended Dr. Herfindahl to family and they LOVE him. I will continue to recommend him to family and friends.
Thank you Dr. Herfindahl for giving me my life back! I am so blessed to have found you!
I’m 61, and I consider myself to be quite healthy, with the exception of osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. Those conditions led to a total hip replacement in June. I was healing very well, until I was in a bad car accident in July, followed by hip dislocation in August (on the first day of school, right in front of my 34 6th graders!). Following the dislocation, I was in so much pain that I couldn’t work. I went to physical therapy on a regular basis, to no avail. The orthopedic surgeon was also unable to help me.I returned to work in September, but was in constant pain. Every step was excruciating, and I couldn’t walk without a cane.
My grandson, who is 13, and his other grandmother had been seeing Dr. Herfindahl on a regular basis, with amazing results. In desperation (I’ve always been a bit leery about chiropractors in general), I made an appointment.
What a shock that first appointment was! I couldn’t believe the kindness of the staff. The thoroughness of the exam, and the detailed questions I was asked by Dr. Herfindahl. He truly listened, took copious notes…he was like a detective determined to solve a puzzling mystery. I was so overwhelmed by this first visit that I found myself in tears on the way home. For the first time, I felt like there was hope.
I can truly say that, beginning with my first treatment, I noticed a marked improvement. It only lasted a few hours initially, but every visit provided more relief with longer lasting results. After 4-5 weeks, I stopped using the cane. And now – 3 1/2 months later, my hip feels strong and totally pain free! It’s amazing!
I plan to continue seeing Dr. Herfindahl to maintain this new level of health. I also plan to continue because I can’t imagine missing out on Liz’s upbeat, humorous enthusiasm, or Kyla’s amazing massages.
I am grateful, beyond words, for Dr. Herfindahl and his amazing staff.
For a long while before I had begun seeing Dr. Herfindahl, my mom had been bugging me to go see him. Saying that “He has helped her,” and that “I would be surprised.” I was slightly skeptical because nothing we had done had helped my lower back and no one we had seen seemed to be able to help me with it either. Finally I gave in and my mother scheduled me an appointment. The first day I went in I was under the impression that all the pain in my back was due to pulled and weak muscles. Dr. Herfindahl took an X-ray for me and quickly established that some of my vertibre were angled abnormally and were pushing up against the discs in my spine. Dr. Herfindahl found out more about my back in 30 minutes than numerous other people had found out in months. My mother scheduled me for three visits a week for four weeks and throughout these four weeks I felt my back progressively getting better. I finally began to be able to play soccer again. As each week passed I found that I could spend more and more time on the soccer field due to my back becoming progressively healthier. I would highly recommend Dr. Herfindahl to anyone who is in need of healing. Through Dr. Herfindal I have learned that many problems can be attributed to having a body that is out of alignment. Dr. Herfindahl has certainly helped me progress with healing my back and given me optimism for my future with soccer. One of the often overlooked aspects of medical facility’s is how the employees and environment make you feel. So often hospitals are filled with monotone receptionists suffering from extreme boredom, but not at Dr. Herfindahls office. His receptionists are always welcoming and responsive to all of his patients as they are helping prep them to see Dr. Herfindahl. Furthermore the office is filled with decorative furniture and stimulating decorations, such as his fun facts and inspirational quotes. Overall I am greatful for my mother pushing me to get healthier and referring me to Dr. Herfindahl. I am also extremely grateful for Dr. Herfindahl and all of his helpers for putting the time and energy into helping me get healthy again.
My recommendation to anybody seeking chiropractic care would be to see the staff here at Herfindahl Chiropractic, this team truly cares about you and will change your life forever.
Six months or so later we’re still working on it, but I am much improved. I have no pain and much more mobility. I have (most of) my life back. I am so impressed by his patience, expertise and, most of all, his genuine concern for my recovery. This is how health providers are meant to be. He has prescribed an effective combination of decompression, cold laser and tense treatments in the office and taught me exercises to do on my own to maximize my recovery. Everything combined, with time, has delivered great improvement. His staff is also very caring and friendly.
If you have any doubts at all about the character or professional expertise of Dr. H. or his staff, please don’t have to: you’re in good hands. Having gone down the road with this treatment, let me assure you that you will not find anyone better. Good luck to you and I wish you a speedy recovery!
– David Brauner
At the time I began to seek care in this office, I was also experiencing dizziness and headaches. I am no longer experiencing dizziness, headaches are rare, neck pain is occasional, and back pain has been resolved.
I would recommend Dr. Herfindahl’s team to others looking for a chiropractor in the area. The staff is caring and welcoming. They listen to their patient’s needs and address them in a timely manner. Dr. Herfindahl does an excellent job at explaining what is going on and the treatment plan. I also thought it was extremely helpful that x-rays were taken to know what was being treated. My overall experience at this office has been great. I would highly recommend this team for anyone’s Chiropractic needs.
– Crystal Barajas
Upon my first visit to see Dr. Herfindahl, I had never been to a chiropractor before, did not know what to expect, and was in a large amount of pain, due to a cervical spine injury sustained during a bad fall. I filled out detailed questionnaires, had a very thorough, professional assessment done, and immediately knew I was in the right hands. My injury was explained to me in detail, along with the entire mechanism of the spinal cord and the nervous system, my options listed, and a treatment plan suggested. I never felt like I was being conned into treatment that was unnecessary or overly expensive, and with every visit, I consistently began to feel better and better. Now, not only is my injury completely gone, I still come back regularly for adjustments, massages, exercise, and check ins, just to make sure I’m taking care of my spinal cord as best I can.
Dr. Herfindahl has changed my entire life – and that is not an understatement. Only now do I pay attention to how much pressure I put on my spine, how I sit, and what exercises I do. He has explained to me the importance of taking care of oneself, and there is no one else I will go see when I have any pain or discomfort in the future. I trust him fully to makes sure that the degeneration in my neck doesn’t progress any further, and I maintain a healthy spine!
Now this team would be incomplete without the fantastic ladies that make every visit so special. I have never met a more wonderful, genuine group of women who are so supportive, professional, sweet, and always make me laugh out loud. Liz and Heather stay on top of calls and scheduling and a million other things, all the while making sure that their clients are catered to on every level. Though the client appreciate month muffins may have made my jeans fit a little tighter, I have never been anywhere where I felt like I was truly cared for and looked after. Kyla may already be sick of me, as it is now impossible for me to go more than a couple of weeks without seeing her for one of her sensational massages. Her knowledge of the human body is impressive to say the least, and she always knows exactly where I need the most work. Not to mention she’s an absolute treat to spend 90 minutes with every week or two!
This entire practice is one of my favourite places in San Diego – and that’s saying a lot, considering I spent half my time there in severe pain before they fixed me! I’ve already sent three people their way, and I would never hesitate to refer anyone and everyone there for all their chiropractic needs. A true gem!!!
– Ola Zak
He also gave me some exercises to do in between visits; all of these things put together did the trick!! Not even half way through my months rehab and I was already back to full strength. I continued going and every time I go I swear I feel stronger then the last!!!
I would, and have recommended Dr. Herfindahl to everyone I know! Dr. Herfindahl and his office staff made all the difference! I AM HEALED!!!
My name is Adriana Dominguez. I had been suffering for Years from horrible back and shoulder pain. Pain that I had been managing with pills. I had been to see my primary care physician for her to only tell they figured it was arthritis at my young age of 31 and there was really nothing they could do for me besides give me pain meds for when I couldn’t tolerate it. Or cortisone shots. The Dr suggested I change jobs? Really? Like if it were an option to me. Both options weren’t an option. I tried physical therapy and the pain temporarily subsided. Pain obviously returned. I had forgotten what life was like without constant pain throughout my day. When I decided to try something else I searched Groupon for messages and Chiropractors to see if it would help. I came across Dr. Herfindahl. I purchased the deal on Groupon. Right away I was greeted by Liz. And I was blown away by the excellent customer service. I appreciate how easy every thing was made for me. From payments made easy to fit my budget to scheduling that was perfect for my busy on the go life. From first being skeptical of the process to now being a believer, I have been months without pain now since starting treatment. It’s a feeling that I hadn’t felt it years. No more throbbing in my back, no tense shoulder, no stiffness, no more days where the only relief was to lay flat on the floor. I feel great. It was almost hard to believe to be true since pain and meds had become the normal to me. Dr. Herfindahl has been a pleasure and I’m soo appreciative to him for helping me. I can gladly say that I am pain free. Thanks to everyone. My early mornings have been a pleasure. And I’m enjoying a life pain free…❤
As a senior I want to maintain a good quality of life and remain active. Three years ago, I had constant pain in my lower back. Movement had become an issue and I found myself exhausted from the pain. Medication and surgery were recommended, however I wanted to pursue an alternative. Dr. Herfindahl was recommended to me by another chiropractor. Following my initial screening, it was determined my lower back might benefit from being decompressed. A comprehensive was developed by Dr. H, his chiropractic assistants and me. We became a team and spent several months implementing the plan. I came several times a week; a 3-time week, a 2-time week, and a 1-time week for several months. I received a massage once a month at a very reasonable rate. In addition to the decompression protocol, I learned what exercises were needed to sustain the healing that was occurring, what benefits dietary changes and supplements would have, and how to carry and position my body when being upright and sleeping. LOL…straight back chairs, hinge bends, and body pillows to help me sleep on my back are my best friends. To maintain and sustain my good health I now come for adjustments twice a month.
Coming to Herfindahl Chiropractic is one of the best decisions I ever made! From the moment, I came through the door of this office, all my experiences have been joyous. Dr. H and all the chiropractic assistants and massage therapists have been and continue to be positive and helpful! I have learned how to take good care of myself and sustain my active life. Dr Herfindahl is, without a doubt, the best chiropractor I have ever connected with. I look forward to every appointment and recommend Herfindahl Chiropractic to family, friends and anyone who is wanting to obtain and sustain a healthy body and lifestyle.
I’ve never been a skeptic of Chiropractic care but never really thought much of it, even with my Uncle being a Chiropractor. Originally I just came to Dr. Herfindahl’s office because I found a great deal on Groupon for a massage and Chiropractic exam. I thought, why not!?
I was surprisingly impressed during my initial exam. He was telling me symptoms I might be experiencing just based on the injuries I’ve been subjected to over the years and he was dead on!! Every single symptom. Neck pain, back pain, respiratory problems, equilibrium issues, hip pain, headaches, shoulder pain etc and not to mention, just over all depressed.
What shocked me even more were the X-Ray results on my 2nd visit. I wasn’t aware how badly my neck and back were so misaligned. I almost started crying. I had hardly any curvature in my neck, hence the neck pain. And my upper spine was curved. When he did my first adjustment I actually did cry from the relief.
I’ve been going to him consistently, 3x/week at first, and now 2x/week for 4 months and my mood has drastically improved. I smile and laugh more than have in a few years and it feels great. I have a lot of people telling me how great it is to see me smiling again.
Whereas I’m still in the Therapy stages and my body is still acclimating to the changes from Chiropractic care, I can most definitely feel the changes happening in my body. He uses Cold laser therapy to help loosen the muscles which definitely helps! And uses Nuero stem therapy which makes me feel like a brand new person every time I leave his office!
Outside of Dr. Herfindal’s experience/knowledge, his staff is amazing!!! I know most everyone dreads going to the Dr but I look forward to my visits here. The therapy is relaxing and the staff is comforting.
I most definitely recommend, not only Chiropractic care, but Chiropractic care here at Dr. Herfindahl’s office. He has many of patients but can still remember me and the exact problems he’s working to correct. Again, I can’t express how amazed I am with the whole experience!
Thank You Dr. Herfindahl and staff.
– Sincerely Heather
– Sincerely Mike Bravence
– Sincerely Mabel Tiscareno